2014 Tour de Cure - Day 2...

Bundanoon to Canberra. 168kms with 1026m of climbing. 

Wow, what a lovely looking morning. There was no rain around and the temperature was very pleasant. We jumped on our bikes went to the breakfast location. Eggs, hash browns, pancakes, fruit, muesli and much more was on the the menu. We have to make sure that we fill our bodies with enough fuel to get us through the days ahead. So a nice big breakfast is very important for us to start the day on. We lined up ready to leave in front of the channel 7 cameras and James Tobin sent us on our way after his morning report.

It was a Saturday and we had a school visit to make... Yep, thats right, even though there was no school on today, the kids wanted to see us so badly that they came to school to give us high fives. We presented our talk about staying fit and healthy and gave them an iPad that they can use in class to learn about our "Flip Man" message and how to deal with people who may be battling cancer.

We ate our lunch and manage to take a quick full team photo before the guest riders left up at the end of today.

The weather was just fantastic. It was completely different to the day before. We were making great pace all day and all the riders were doing a great job of maintaining the guys who were hurting a bit more than others.

It was a nice smooth run into Canberra this afternoon and we made it just in time before the rain started to fall. My family were on the side lines making a heap of noise with whistles and shakers, but it was awesome! That kind of support is what we need to keep us going!

Dinner was very special tonight. Life Technologies (a big sponsor of TdC) made a massive donation to Tour de Cure tonight. Instead of us giving a $5,000 cheque away, Life Tech donated over $500,000 to Tour de Cure!!! An amazing company with a huge and generous heart. The standing ovation in the room was such a small way that we could show our appreciation for their support.

Well, we have an even bigger day tomorrow. We lose our guest riders and hit some bigger climbs. Its time for me to turn in for the night. Lets hope this beautiful weather holds out for a few days!